Esophageal cancer is actually two diseases.
Squamous cell carcinoma is more common in smokers and heavy drinkers.
Cinoma is linked to obesity and acid reflex.
On average, only 18 percent of patients are alive five years after diagnosis
You have a higher risk if you:
are over 55
have Barrett’s esophagus (for adenocarcinoma risk)
Source: Nutrition Action Health Letter May 2015